Those familiar with the Guardian’s decades-long history of institutional anti-Israel bias – which sometimes crosses the line into outright antisemitism – are understandably wary of suggestions that otherwise ideologically rigid far-left editors have changed course on matters of concern to British Jewry. But, it is our view that a modest editorial pivot concerning antisemitism is evident. Though it’s difficult to explain with any degree of certainty the reason for the slight shift, noting the radically different tones of two official Guardian editorials on the issue of antisemitism within five years of each other is instructive.
It’s quite telling that of all the political analysts the Indy journalist could have asked to comment, she chose a radical, anti-Zionist extremist who employs tropes about Zionism’s putative collusion with Nazism so vile they’d likely make Ken Livingstone blush.
As first reported by blogger David Collier last night, and picked up by Times of London today, a Palestine Return Centre meeting at the House of Lords hosted by Baroness Jenny Tonge included the accusation that world Jewry was responsible for inciting Adolf Hitler to launch the Holocaust.
The question in our headline was elicited by the casual manner in which the Financial Times noted the following about Jeremy Corbyn’s Communications Director Seumas Milne in the final paragraph of a Jan. 14th […]
Yesterday, the Guardian published an op-ed by Paul Mason, economics editor at Channel 4 News, titled ‘As Mein Kampf returns to Germany, the world is again awash in hatred‘. In his op-ed, […]
“The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely the English, the Jews, and the Communists.” – Haj Amin al-Husseini (1941) In contextualizing UK media coverage […]
So if you think that Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Fatah are not disciples of the mufti’s values then you need to be offended by Netanyahu’s efforts to link the Nazis to the Palestinian cause. Of course, you also need to keep your eyes tightly closed.
Major media outlets – including Associated Press, The New York Times and the Guardian – agree broadly on events which took place in France on July 13th last year, in which a violent […]
Cross posted from the blog of the CST The cancellation on “health and safety” grounds of a planned anti-Israel conference at Southampton University is causing much controversy. This hides a deeper problem with the […]
The Independent published a story on December 24th, by their Deputy People Editor Ella Alexander, about the ongoing Sony hacking scandal. Here’s the headline, photo and strapline. So far so good. As Alexander reports, […]
Alvin Rosenfeld, in a recent essay at The Forward (Moral Emptiness of Holocaust Survivors Who Took on Israel, Aug. 28), argued that “stamping” Israel-Nazi analogies “with the moral authority that supposedly belongs […]
Cross posted from The CST July 2014 now joins January 2009 as a month when war between Israel and Hamas caused antisemitism to spew forth across Britain. If this latest round of Middle East violence has now ended, then we may […]
Anti-Israel activists who promote BDS campaigns and smear the Jewish state as uniquely evil were provided a gift when Max Blumenthal’s book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel was published last October. The […]
Cross posted by Dave Rich from the blog of The CST The quenelle salute given by West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka when he scored in their Premier League match on Saturday is an antisemitic […]
CiF Watch contributor Gidon Ben-Zvi broke the news yesterday for the Algemeiner that a noted Jewish-British cinematic historian has claimed that Bugs Bunny may in fact be Jewish. Ben-Zvi: According to film scholar […]
Here are the first few paragraphs of my Times of Israel essay published today: If the progressive community was truly concerned about the fate of historically oppressed minorities, and sincerely moved by […]
In Douglas Murray’s latest piece for The Spectator, he asked whether Jews should leave Britain, a question prompted by a piece written by Israeli journalist Caroline Glick, which she wrote after participating in an […]
On Jan. 16 we posted about a Guardian reader whose commenting privileges were not suspended despite the fact that he made racist remarks, including the promotion of Holocaust denial, beneath a Guardian story about Holocaust education […]
The following letter was not only chosen by editors at the Guardian as worthy of publication on Nov. 18., but even was featured in the title. What Leslie, a supporter of […]
Our last post was inspired by a June 20th Guardian report on Alice Walker’s decision not to permit her book ‘The Colour Purple’ to be translated into Hebrew. Moreover, as we noted, Walker isn’t merely […]